One clip Drudge points to (p. 356-357), right after Sally Quinn, one-half of Washington’s leading power couple, published an article explaining how upset Washington was with Clinton’s behavior re: Lewinsky:
Some time afterward the president was going over papers with his staff on the upcoming Presidential Medal of Freedom awards. Spontaneously, he launched into a little riff for his assembled aides. His nominee for the prestigious award this year would be none other than the famous [Watergate editor] Ben Bradlee, husband of Sally Quinn.
The aides looked on in puzzled amusement.
“Anyone who sleeps with that bitch deserves a medal!” he explained.
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